Abby Zackin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lower Manhattan who specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, attachment disorder, and relationships. She sees adults across the lifespan, but she especially enjoys working with college students and young adults in their 20s and 30s.
Abby’s treatment approach is both goal-oriented and insight-oriented. While she helps clients understand what is happening in the moment and what triggers their symptoms, she also works with them to better understand how their past experiences have influenced who they are today. She uses this same approach when working with individuals with a history of trauma by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices, like meditation and breathing exercises, to help them develop healthier coping strategies while also exploring the underlying issue.
Abby helps her clients develop compassion for themselves and offers a safe space for them to work through their challenges. She studied at the at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS) for two years where she studied self-psychology and early attachment and how they relate to trauma. She earned her MSW from New York University. Her office is conveniently located steps away from the 14th Street - Union Square subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
College mental health - Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college
Professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Private Practice, Therapist, 2014 - Present
Comprehensive Counseling, Therapist, 2012 - 2014
Catholic Charities, Therapist, 2011 - 2012
Park Slope Mental Health Center, Therapist, 2011 - 2012
Safe Horizons, Therapist, 2009 - 2010
Institute for Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, 2017
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2009
Bard College, BA, 2006